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Waagplein, Alkmaar, The Netherlands
+31 72 511 4284
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The show, which takes place on Fridays, from April to September, in the center of the town of Marken. The show is colorful and crowded with tourists. Around the square, there are plenty of stalls selling cheese, pancakes and various souvenirs.

Thank AmirFDM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even though it was the end of August and no longer the height of tourism, it was very crowded and difficult to see unless you looked at a big movie screen, you are standing quite a way behind the barricades. Perhaps it is because as...More

Thank Katie D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It makes for a fun and colorful photo. It’s very crowded, so I could only see it by holding up my phone high and snapping some pics. We passed by in the evening on another occasion, which seemed to be far less crowded.

Thank Charleen H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Vers Nice cheese market in the city of Alkmaar, with extended market booths. Historical square where it will be demonstrated how cheese is sold, very nice to see.

Thank djkossen101
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Last here perhaps ten years ago on a honeymoon. Before then, in 1972, as a youngster. The Dutch are so friendly. Well worth your time to visit. We still have the tulip bulbs purchased from here.

Thank Jwbreland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We got to the cheese market early and just managed to be at the front but in front of the cheese museum so not the best position. Had to stand for 1/2 an hour for it to start. Every picture had metal barriers in them....More

Thank PDYR
Reviewed August 10, 2018

Old style cheese occasion. The dutch seem to love it, and it is a nice tourist experience. It is not a must but it is nice to see.

Thank Ran N
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

Find out how cheese was made and sold in former days. Try all the little bites on the market and buy a big boerekaas for a decent price to take home. Worth every cent.

Thank Silke M
Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

There’s a woman telling about the cheese process in four different languages and people running around the square with cheeses on a cart. That’s it. Don’t go to Alkmaar just for the cheese market; we ended up turning it into a day of shopping and...More

Thank Nikki d
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

If you happen to be in Alkmaar on a Friday the market is worth a visit, but I wouldn’t recommend going to Alkmaar just because of the market. There are masses of cheese and masses of people and that’s it.

Thank Katrin R
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Response from Aeraille | Reviewed this property |
Alkmaar train station is within walking distance of the Cheese Market. Best way is buy ticket at Amsterdam Centraal. Go earlyish as market closes at Noon promptly on a Friday. We went by car but had massive problem parking.
May 15, 2018|
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Response from francisco h | Reviewed this property |
Yes, for the first year there will be a cheese market on Tuesday evenings (I didn't even know, until now). Every Tuesday 7 to 9 pm Start July 3rd August 28 is the last one.
February 19, 2018|
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Response from Gunnery's I | Reviewed this property |
There is NO minimum purchase of Cheese at the Cheese Market. You do not have to buy cheese but you will be missing out if you don't :)